Retreat – Fr. Kieran O’Mahony OSA

Retreat – Fr. Kieran O’Mahony OSA

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The Prayer of Presence A practical weekend of Christian Meditation     Kieran J. O’Mahony OSA is an Augustinian friar and biblical scholar. He worked for twenty-two years in the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy and for nine years a co-ordinator of biblical studies for the archdiocese of Dublin. He maintains a website: www.tarsus.ie, offering commentaries on the current liturgical readings and much else besides. Kieran has just completed the final book in a nine-volume series entitled Hearers of the Word (Messenger Publications). The purpose of the series is to make current biblical scholarship available in an accessible and prayerful way to the … Read More >

Retreat – Fr. Gerard McCarthy SVD

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“Put off your old self … to be made new in the attitude of your minds” (Ephesians. 4:22)   The Lord is offering us the possibility of being transformed; but we have to be willing to put off our old self. On this Scripture-based retreat let’s hear the transforming Word of God as if for the first time.   Fr. Gerard McCarthy is a member of the Divine Word Missionaries. Since his return from Africa he has been actively involved in the Biblical Apostolate, giving retreats and parish biblical courses. Read More >

Retreat – Rev. Dr. Ruth Patterson

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Farewell and Welcome. How do we reach the point of responding to the repeated challenge of letting go in life and of embracing, with trust and hope, the unfamiliar? Using Scripture, this retreat will reflect on such an adventure.   Rev. Dr. Ruth Patterson is a Presbyterian minister who for almost 30 years has been Director of Restoration Ministries, a non denominational, Christian organisation committed to peace and reconciliation. In 1976 she was the first woman to be ordained in Ireland and in 2003 was awarded an OBE for her efforts in reconciliation. She has written five books and numerous articles stemming from her … Read More >